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The Creation of the AnVillage

The AnVillage term was penned by Maria Simone following the March 2016 Double ANVIL.

The Anvillage!!!

It would be a mistake to think of a Double Anvil as simply twice an Ironman. While the numbers do add up that way, the experience is so much more than just those numbers.

Representative of these differences is the very language used to described the center of the race. An Ironman has a transition area. The Double Anvil has a village. That’s more than just a semantic difference.

Within the confines of that Anvil village–what I’m going to call the Anvillage–lies the key to what makes this event so special: a sense of community that comes from pushing the edges of our comfort zones, sharing the belief that limits are for other people, and finding our strength not only as individuals–but also as a community of people seeking the extraordinary.

While I raced as a solo racer, this effort was hardly an individual effort for me – or for any of my fellow racers. It is not possible to cross the finish line of a race of this magnitude without the support of the Anvillage. The respect and support of the racers, their crews, and the race staff is like no other race I’ve ever done.

Not. Even. Close.

The commiseration or commendation of your fellow comrades-in-laps can lift you out of a hole or help you ride the high to the finish line. There were times when I was convinced that to go another lap would be a seemingly impossible, Herculean effort. But, then, a fellow racer or their crew would cheer me on, give me words of encouragement, and I was fueled and renewed by the knowledge that if I believed it – I would achieve it.

We may have started as individuals, but in passing through the Anvillage lap after lap after lap–and yeah, another lap–we crossed the line into family.

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December 2013 Poem

The following poem was penned by Sarah Speicher, who completed the October 2013 Virginia Double ANVIL. She's a poet and we didn't know it.

ANVILIZATION

Twisting and turning all through the night
Heart beat pounding through the invasive fright
Rising to eat hours before daylight
Foam rolling and stretching to avoid the dreaded tight

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Consider Helping Race Staff out or be a Support Crew for a racer

Are you thinking of tackling the Double or Triple ANVIL Triathlon. Have you upped your training which should consist of some overnight training and sleep deprivation. What else might be invovled in a successful finish for you? Think about coming out and helping either the race management OR crew for an athlete. Not all athletes can bring their own support crew, usually it's a money issue with having to travel a long distance.

But either way - you will see how the race unfolds, what atheltes are doing right, do wrong. Will answer some of your questions and make you think of other things you hadn't thought of. Email Steve Kirby at steve@USAUltraTri.com for more information and to be added to the list.

   

 

 

Virginia Quintuple Athletes Racing in 2013

 
 

The athletes below will be competing (or expressed their intent to compete) in this years Quintuple event. If they have an asterisk (**) before and after their name, that means they have registered and paid for the race. If there is only one asterisk (*), means they are pretty serious, more than just a dream - a wish, but haven't registered yet. The dates for 2013 will be 8-13 October.

Good luck to all!


Virginia Quintuple ANVIL

**Christine Couldrey**, 39 ~ Raglan, NZ

  • 2004 Odyssey Triple IRON
  • 2002 Odyssey Double IRON

**Rebecca Hansen**, 51 ~ Naples, FL

  • 2012 Florida Double IRON
  • 2011 Spartan YouMayDie 42 Hour Death Race Official Finisher
  • 2011 Umstead 100 Miler
  • 2011 LOST 118 Endurance Run
  • 2010 Great Floridian

**Kristin "Kay" Scott**, 44 ~ Bedford, TX

  • 2013 Florida Double IRON Plus
  • 2011 Virginia Double IRON
  • Ironman
  • 2 100 Mile Ultra Runs
  • 1 100K Ultra Run
  • 1 50 Mile Ultra Run
  • 9 50K Ultra Runs
  • 8 Marathons
  • 10 plus Century Rides

**Tom Clime**, 35 ~

  • 2013 4th place Summer Spartan Death Races
  • 2013 1st place Winter Spartan Death Races
  • 2013 Fuego y Agua Survival Run, Nicaragua
  • 2013 Bear Mountain 50 Miler
  • 2012 1st place Summer Spartan Death Races
  • 2012 1st place Wibnter Spartan Death Races
  • 2012 Goruck 48+ Hour Selection Finisher (Florida & Wash DC)
  • 2012 4th place Vermont Spartan Ultra Beast
  • Ironman

**Olof Dallner**, 35 ~ New York City, NY from Sweden

  • 2013 4th place Summer Spartan Death Races
  • 2013 1st place Winter Spartan Death Races
  • 2013 Fuego y Agua Survival Run, Nicaragua
  • 2013 Bear Mountain 50 Miler
  • 2012 1st place Summer Spartan Death Races
  • 2012 1st place Wibnter Spartan Death Races
  • 2012 Goruck 48+ Hour Selection Finisher (Florida & Wash DC)
  • 2012 4th place Vermont Spartan Ultra Beast
  • Ironman

*Dan Jenson*, 64 ~ Sioux Falls, SD

  • 2008 Virginia Triple IRON
  • 2007 Virginia Double IRON Plus

**Wolfgang Schmidt**, 53 ~ Germany living in Canada

  • Race Photo credit to Ultraman Photographer Rick Kent
  • 2012 Virginia Triple IRON
  • 2010 Ultraman Hawaii
  • 2009 Ultraman Canada
  • 11 Ironman's - 3 Hawaii Ironman's
  • 20 plus marathons

**Andy Weinberg**, 42 ~ Pittsfield, VT

  • 2011/08 Virginia Triple IRON
  • 2005/2006 Virginia Double IRON
  • 6 - 100 Mile Trail Run Finishes (21:50 PR)
  • 37 plus - Ultra Marathon Trail Run Finishes
  • Andy is the RD for the Peak Ultra Series Races     Peak Races
  • Andy is also RD for the You May Die Races     You May Die

**Josh Zitomer**, 40 ~ Edgewater, NJ

  • 2008 Virginia Triple IRON
  • 2004 Odyssey Triple IRON
  • 2003 Odyssey Double IRON